Is your javascript enabled by defaut?

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  1. amar_x macrumors newbie

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    Is the javascript option in your Safari settings enabled by default?

    I did a DFU of iOS 11.3 to my iPhone. When I opened Safari > Advanced Settings, the javascript was OFF by default.
     
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  3. MilaM, Apr 5, 2018
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    I wondered about this too yesterday. I updated three family iPhones and one iPad to 11.3 in the past couple of days and noticed today that all of the devices had JavaScript disabled in settings after the update.

    I am pretty sure I did not activeliy disable JavaScript earlier by myself.

    While I do care for information security for sure, I am not that paranoid.
     
  4. amar_x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've enabled it.. I mean, website would be fu***d up without JS.
     
  5. tarsins macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like mine was disabled after updating to 11.3 without my knowing. Probably explains why buttons & stuff haven't been working. Good catch, guys.
     
  6. amar_x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    JS is a must-have enabled things on all devices.

    You can test if your JS works at this website: https://www.enable-javascript.com/

    Just open it with Safari.
     
  7. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    The javascript options available on Android’s Chrome browser are one of my favorite features of the ecosystem :)

    You can have javascript turned off, but still whitelist the sites you normally visit that would be affected by it. No javascript makes loading websites / browsing the web insanely fast (and ad free!).

    Really wish iOS had a similar whitelist option instead of just simply on or off :oops:
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    So the site says that JavaScript is enabled for me, but in settings the option is actually disabled. Perhaps it's more along the lines of some sort of a visual glitch after installation where it shows up as being disabled, but isn't actually disabled?
     
  9. MilaM macrumors newbie

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    Could be a glitch. But, if I turn JavaScript off after having it enabled earlier, it really is off.
     
  10. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    I think your right because it shows disabled on my X but websites work normally. On my iPad I turned it on then off again and the websites don’t render properly.
     
  11. Sharkoneau macrumors 6502a

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    I know mine sure is, as for anyone else's whose web experience runs on Squarespace. JS turned off by default means my images don't render, which is a pretty big ***damn problem. It looks as though my website is broken, which is definitely not my doing - or under my control.

    What's even scarier is I know the average user won't know to turn this on. I'm trying to find work with my site, and right now the absence of header images makes things look unprofessional.
     
  12. amar_x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have reported this to Apple feedback for iPhones.
     
  13. Sharkoneau macrumors 6502a

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    I have as well. I wasn't exactly fuming, but I wasn't exactly polite about it either.
     
  14. amar_x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can also test JS with my website, it's full of JS: www.dugonja.com
     
  15. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    After the 10.3 update, JS was working but the switch was turned OFF.

    i turned it ON and OFF a few times, and now it works correctly.
     
  16. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    You can pretty much do this already with content blockers. Albeit probably not as streamlined as a native option.

    (Apple pushes tablets as the next big thing but then hinders them from their desktop counterparts with little things like this.)
     

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